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Saint Paul, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Paul is the 2nd largest city in Minnesota with a population of 305,840 as of July 1, 2018. Saint Paul ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Paul is located at latitude 44.9444 and longitude -93.0933 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Paul encompass a land area of 51.98 sq. miles and a water area of 4.2 sq. miles. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Saint Paul (GNIS ID: 2396511) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Paul: City of Saint Paul, Imnizha ska.

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Saint Paul, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 305,840
Population in Households 294,726
Population in Familes 209,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,114
Population Density2 5,884
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $51,808
Average Household Income $75,794
Per Capita Income $29,836


Total Housing Units 127,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60,458 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 57,493 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,589 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $208,942
Average Home Value $254,981


Total Households 117,951
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 62,255
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.86% 0.82%
Households 0.74% 0.81%
Families 0.51% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Saint Paul, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Paul to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 5 100th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 585 35th
Per Capita Income # 428 53rd

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